Get out your instrument and join Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam for an open, all-levels music session!

We play mostly Irish and Scottish tunes, with a smattering of other regions.  This all-levels jam is open to any acoustic instrument player and we focus on learning by ear while playing at an accessible speed.

Come join this super welcoming group as we play in the beautiful Old Stone House. Fully vaccinated adults should bring proof of vaccination, masks are required.

For more information on our group and events, explore our website at and check out our FAQ at .

Descendants is a new body of work by Dianne Hebbert depicting people of Indigenous descent in collaged paradisiacal landscapes. Through larger-than-life representations of real people that claim space, the work celebrates people of Latinx and American Indigenous heritage and the continuation of their cultural traditions as a form of resilience.

Portraits include members of the artist’s Nicaraguan Miskito family; youth from the Brooklyn-based Mexican and Latin-American immigrant empowerment organization Mixteca; and descendants of the Lenape tribe that originally inhabited the land surrounding the Old Stone House (OSH). The choice of subject matter was inspired by Hebbert’s past work as a teaching artist with Mixteca and visits to the NYC-based Lenape Center events as well as historic Lenape images. The portraits’ backgrounds consist of collaged images of Caribbean landscapes and reserved Indigenous land in the United States. 

Continuing the artist’s ongoing investigation of glorification, migration, and displacement through posture and fashion, this new body of work further pushes experimentation with materials and representation. Inspired by Italian Renaissance, Egyptian and Buddhist art, Hebbert incorporates gold to attribute the highest value and esteem to her figures, creating superlative beings.  Site-specific exhibition components include large suspended figures on mylar in the gallery and an outdoor installation featuring traditional Indigenous crops that reference native plants in the OSH garden and continued life, growth and adaptation.

Descendants corresponds with the opening of the OSH’s new interactive exhibit on the Lenape history of the site. OSH is at the crossroads of ancient Lenape paths, adjacent to the historic town of Marechkawick. In the 1640s, the Dutch West India Company began a series of violent confrontations known as Kieft’s War, breaking its agreements with the Lenape.  By 1645, the Lenape of Marechkawick agreed to sell their lands in what would become Brooklyn, forcing them west to Staten Island and the Hudson Valley.  Today, despite the displacement of its original Lenape residents, New York City still has one of the largest intertribal Indigenous communities in the country.

Descendants is one of a series of exhibits and programs at OSH that provide opportunities for contemporary Indigneous artists to connect a greater awareness of the past to critical conversations about Brooklyn’s future.

Curated by Katherine Gressel.

Craft a winter wreath to adorn your home with professional guidance from our garden team, Sam Lewis & Angela Lombardo.

All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring ribbon or other special things from home to add to your creation.

This event will be held indoors in the Great Room at OSH, proof of Covid vaccination and face masks are required. Please note that the Great Room is not wheelchair accessible.

While you’re here, be sure to visit our Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar vendors who will be selling a wide variety of perfectly gift-able items around the Park from 10 am – 5 pm.

Sign up here.

Get your holiday shopping done and support small local businesses at our Holiday Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up!

Find perfect gifts for everyone on your list, our vendors provide unique and handmade products for all ages and interests.

You’ll find fashion, bath + beauty, home decor and more outdoors around the Park.

Apply to be a vendor here.

A live musical performance from New York-based folk group Hudson Valley Sally.   This is the group’s 7th annual concert at OSH, and they are proud to be joined by Mario Cancel-Bigay , singer/songwriter/cuatro player extraordinaire from Puerto Rico, and Ruben Gonzalez, singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire from Argentina.  It will be a spirited evening in English and Spanish.

While harmonic patterns and rhyme styles have evolved over the decades, we are not afraid to experiment with tradition. Our goal is to make the oldest songs sound fresh and to make the newest feel like you’ve always known them.

Most remarkable of all is how little many of the themes have changed – peace, poverty, and justice were the heart of the movements then, and still are today. Sadly, these songs are needed now more than ever. But hope is stronger than ever, and activist songs continue to make a difference. Our unique combination of musical sensibilities produces a new voice that adds one more link in the chain.

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The goal of this “salon” is to free up participant’s creativity (while rediscovering the love of writing), and help those who choose to write, to write better. Through a series of creative writing exercises, we’ll invite inspiration in and break through barriers of the well ordered mind that can result in writers block and fear of expression (for all writers whether you are a songwriter, poet, novelist – this gathering welcomes all.)

Waiting for the muse to strike can be a mistake. Rather, as cleverly stated by songwriter Jeff Tweedy in his new book How to Write OneSong, “Most of the time, inspiration has to be invited.” We will find renewed joy for language, inspiration, to explore becoming better writers together at the Old Stone House.

This writing salon will be taught by Annie Keating, veteran songwriter who just released her 10th album, and teaches songwriting, guitar and tours internationally.

Click here to sign up!

Artists of all skill levels (including beginners) are welcome to join us in the Great Room on the 2nd floor of the Old Stone House for this 3 hour session with a professional life model. The session will include short and long poses.

Bring your favorite supplies (no oils or sprays please) and get sketching! Drawing boards will be provided.

Seating is limited and proof of vaccination is required for entry.

Unfortunately the Great Room is not wheelchair accessible.

Get your ticket via Eventbrite.

Get your costume ready and celebrate Halloween with us! Our theme this year is “The Power of Nature”.
11:30 am – Rolie Polie Guacamole concert at President Street & 5th Ave
Noon – Halloween Parade on 5th Ave from President Street to 3rd Street
1 pm – Giant Puppet Pageant + Arts & Crafts at Washington Park
2 pm – Halloween Costume Contest at Washington Park
Co-hosted with our friends from the Park Slope Civic Council, Park Slope Parents, the Park Slope 5th Ave BID, and Theresa Linnihan of the Puppeteers Cooperative.

Kick off Halloween with this teenage battle of the bands event! Featuring local rock and pop groups including:

  • Faith Monroe
  • Willa Dora
  • Wednesday
  • Kendall Lambert
  • Odette’s Demise
  • Raymundo 2112
  • Red Out

Outdoors on the Turf Field behind OSH. We encourage our audience to practice social distancing and wear masks.

Suggested donation $10, make a donation here.